About Me

Profile

  • Route: Rockies
  • Ride Year: 2018
  • Hometown: Houston, TX

Why I Ride

“I ride for…” is how we start every Texas 4000 meeting. Everyone has their own story and reason for deciding to embark on this seemingly impossible journey. I ride for my grandfather, Marshall Greenberg. Grandpa Marshall passed away from colon cancer before I was born. Even though I never got to meet him, my mom tells me that we have very similar personalities. My grandpa was an architect, owned his own company, and even built the house that my mom and all of her siblings grew up in. In fact, my grandma recently told me that she was giving me the original blueprints of the house because she knew how much I enjoyed looking at them as a kid. Marshall Greenberg was a loving husband, a caring father, a creative architect, and he would’ve been an amazing grandfather.

I also ride for my mother Julie Donaldson. My mom's dad, Marshall Greenberg, passed away just two years after she graduated from UT. I can't imagine losing a parent, especially at that young of an age, and never want anyone to have to go through what she did. That being said, I can confidently call my mom one of the strongest people I know and one of the biggest role models in my life. After she lost her dad, my mom moved down to Houston to work in the development office of M.D. Anderson. She could’ve given up after her loss, but my mom found strength in pain and went on to raise a ton of money to research the very cancer that took her father away.

We are biking for those who cannot, and for those who live daily with the possibility that they may not be able to do so tomorrow. If you or anyone you know has been affected by cancer, please share your stories with me and I can add y’all to my ride dedication list. Lastly, any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated – no donation is too small. Thanks for reading, and hook 'em horns!